This Week in Indie Bookstores


The Feminist Bookstore made famous by Portlandia has kicked the show out, saying the show “throws trans femmes under the bus.”

Specialty bookstores are finding that filling a niche is often the best way to survive the onslaught of online competition.

Parisian bookstore Shakespeare and Company turns sixty-five, and OUT takes a look back through store’s famed history to celebrate.

Yet another bookstore in New York City will soon become luxury condos for bankers and tech bros.

Parade Magazine looks at five memorable bookstores from across the US in a photo gallery based on Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores, an illustrated book.

An Atlanta bookstore owner with interests in art, design, food, and wine has launched a store that combines all of her passions.

Taiwanese bookstore Eslite continues to expand across mainland China.

The driver who drove into Brighter Life Bookshoppe, a Galesburg, Illinois bookstore, was drunk at the time of the incident.

Ian MacAllen is the Rumpus Deputy Editor and founder of English Kills Review an online literary magazine focused on books, authors, and New York City. His writing has appeared in Little Fiction, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, Chicago Review of Books, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He holds a Master’s Degree in English from Rutgers University and lives in Brooklyn. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →